The Giants offensive line is still far from being settled, and a big reason for that is the cloud that surrounds right guard Chris Snee’s status.
Snee, of course, missed the bulk of the spring practices with an issue related to offseason elbow surgery.
In a radio interview last month with WFAN, general manager Jerry Reese hinted that Snee would soon have a decision to make regarding whether to press forward with his comeback attempt from season-ending hip and elbow surgery or to step away from the game.
If Snee can’t go, someone to keep an eye on this summer is third-year offensive lineman Brandon Mosley, who, up until this point, has been derailed by injuries, but who, when having played, has shown flashes of possessing the traits to become a steady offensive lineman.
Mosley filled in for Snee with the starting unit, and while one can’t fully evaluate the offensive line when the team is not in pads, Mosley never really appeared to be out of place or overwhelmed with his assignments.
“Brandon is really in his second year,” said Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty. “His first year he was on IR. He was with us in training camp, and then he had his foot operated on and he was put on injury reserve, so he missed a year of football activity.
“Last year...he was progressing very well, and then when he had the opportunity to really take the bull by the horn against Detroit, he went against a good football player and was really battling pretty good and then he broke his hand.”
Flaherty praised Mosley for showing improvement during the spring.
“I see improvement on a daily basis, I really do,” the coach said.
If Mosley can continue to improve and stay out of the trainer’s room, he could very well find himself with a starting role.
Patricia Traina is the senior editor for Inside Football. All quotes and information obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. Follow me on Twitter, @Patricia_Traina.